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Wholesale Manager/ Retail Buyer Man & Woman & Kids (Zürich)
Our client, one of the most important historic premium brands, is looking for an experienced Wholesale Manager/ Retail Buyer Man & Woman & Kids for Switzerland.
She/He will manage the Swiss Commercial Network mainly of the Wholesale clients and also the Retail channel (smaller aspect of the role).
It is important that he or she comes from a strong showroom experience within either a luxury brand or a premium brand, which does cluster buying. The role is focussed both on analytical and commercial aspects – requiring also very good product knowledge.
You will have two key functions in this role:
- you drive sales activities to Swiss wholesales clients in the showroom.
- you select and buy the most suitable merchandise for the Swiss stores while meeting budget and sales targets
Your background ideally combines showroom sales experience and buyer and or planning activities.
You have a strong affinity with the product and collection and are very convincing in explaining both product and collection concept.
You have great business acumen to produce sales growth and meet/exceed the annual financial objectives by buying the right assortment.
You appropriately buy fashion assortments for stores/markets for the points of sales in Switzerland.
Get POs raised on time. Liaise with HQ functions in Italy and local team to insure timely deliveries.
A minimum of 5 years experience in similar roles – most important is the cluster buying in showrooms as wholesale manager. Retail buying experience (at least 2 years).
Buying and selling experience in Women’s, Men’s and ideally also Children’s Ready To Wear.
You know the Swiss Wholesale key accounts and ideally bring in new contacts.
You are fluent in German, French and English (MUST!)- Italian will be a plus.
Used to analyzing consumer preferences, sell through, seasonal demands in order to timely deliver clients’ needs and store demands.
We are looking for somebody with excellent interpersonal and team skills.
A college degree would be a plus.
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